Lightning

Lightning

Based: London, Engalnd, UK

Dodgy somtimes-indie (they had a distribution deal at times with WEA). Lightning alternated dubiously talented punk bands (many of which sounded like thinly disguised rock bands) with reggae acts. To be fair, some of the punk stuff was pretty good: The Jerks, Snatch, Martin & The Brownshirts. Scored a massive No. 1 hit with the reggae classic 'Up Town Top Ranking' by Althia & Donna.

 

Singles (all 7" except where noted, non-punk releases omitted):
     
BCS 008 LUCY - Really Got Me Goin' 1977
LIG 501 JET BRONX & THE FORBIDDEN - Ain't Doin' Nothin' 1977
LIG 502 SNATCH - Stanley / I.R.T. 1977
GIL 503 THE MIRRORS - Cure For Cancer 1977
GIL 504 BLITZ KRIEG BOP - Let's Go 1977
LIG 505 SNATCH - All I Want 1978
GIL 507 MARTIN & THE BROWNSHIRTS - Taxi Driver 1978
LIG 508 ELTON MOTELLO - Jet Boy Jet Girl / Pogo Pogo 1978
GIL 509 FRUIT EATING BEARS - Chevy Heavy 1978
GIL 511 DIRTY DOG - Let Go Of My Hand 1978
GIL 512 HORRORCOMIC - I Don't Mind 1978
GIL 513 TOO MUCH - Who You Wanna Be 1978
GIL 516 LUCY - Never, Never 1978
GIL 519 THE EXITS - The Fashion Plague 1978
GIL 520 THE NERVES - TV Adverts 1978
LIG 525 JET BRONX - Rock & Roll Romance 1978
GIL 531 CANE - "3x3" 1978
GIL 534 SNIFTERS - I Like Boys 1978
GIL 536 NEVILLE WANKER AND THE PUNTERS - Boys On The Dole 1978
GIL 538 GREAT BRITISH HEROES - Eric Miller 1978
GIL 540 THE MIRRORS - Dark Glasses 1978
GIL 542 NASTY MEDIA - Spiked Copy 1978
GIL 543 BLITZKRIEG BOP - U.F.O. 1978
GIL 546 KRYPTON TUNES - Limited Vision 1978
GIL 549 THE JERKS - Cool 1978
GIL 552 TOO MUCH - Be Mine 1978
     
LPs (non-punk releases omitted):
     
LIP 2 VARIOUS - Farewell To The Roxy 1978
     

 

 

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